• Sign on for the 5th edition of the CASE-CCAE Support of Education Survey, Canada

    The survey is open June 10 - September 30

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  • Congratulations to the 2022 Prix d'Excellence Recipients

    View the results and recap this year's celebrations

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  • Congratulations to the 2022 Distinguished Award Recipients!

    Watch their video messages and read their profiles

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  • Congratulations the 2022 TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Fellows!

    CCAE is proud to share that Jaya Dhillon of Kwantlen Polytechnic University and Catherine Haba of Queen's University are the 2022 recipients of the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Fellowships in Advancement!

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Leading Canadian
Educational Advancement

Since 1993, The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) embodies the voice of the Canadian advancement landscape, by connecting over 120-member schools to the pinnacle of advancement resources.

CCAE is a volunteer-led organization that promotes excellence in educational advancement. We provide opportunities for networking, professional learning and mutual support.

Members benefit directly through outstanding programming, resources, and value-added external stakeholders.

These opportunities are facilitated by esteemed peers and industry experts, who range in background by a multitude of school representations and disciplines, furthering this uniquely Canadian advancement niche.



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2017 CCAE National Conference

National Partners

June 7 - 9
Hamilton Convention Centre


Just 2 weeks left for the best rates:

  1. Register for the conference by May 5, and save $200 per person - even more if you bring a buddy.
  1. Get a room! By May 5, book your hotel room at the Sheraton Hamilton - or you may miss out.

#ccae2017 offers:

  • Deep learning. Check the #ccae2017 schedule for the array of unique, informative PD sessions, and the outstanding roster of presenters and keynotes.
  • Networking and celebration. It wouldn’t be a CCAE National Conference without spectacular special events. In 2017, CCAE promises exceptional celebrations at top venues.
  • Value. All National Conference and lodging fees are in Canadian dollars.



2017 National
Conference Sponsors


Industrial Alliance



Tempo Framing


Canada Life



The Offord Group

Hamilton Tourism



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Add value to your conference experience - and share with colleagues:

Attend a pre-conference workshop on Wednesday morning, June 7

Special combined registration rate for pre-conference workshop + National Conference
  1. 2017 CCAE Essentials for New Professionals in Advancement

Are you, a colleague, or a direct report a recent hire in advancement (2 years or less)? This workshop provides the ideal orientation and inspiration to galvanize a budding career.

  1. Gift Planning Fundamentals: A CCAE – CAGP Partnered Workshop

New to gift planning and the intricacies of tax regulations (you, a colleague or your office)? This overview of strategic charitable-gift planning covers the benefits and features of gift planning programs and vehicles, and explores Canadian philanthropic trends as well as vital major-gift tactics.

Workshops run from 7:30 - 11:30 a.m., followed by the National Conference Opening Luncheon and Kick-off.

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Congratulations to the 2017 CCAE Distinguished Service Award recipients and 2017 - 18 TD Fellows in Advancement

Join your Canadian advancement colleagues at the CCAE Awards Evening at 2017 CCAE National Conference, on Wednesday, June 7, to applaud these worthy honorees.

  • Friend of Education Award, supported by The Offord Group – Lynton “Red” Wilson; public servant, business leader, philanthropist, and 2-term McMaster University Chancellor
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, supported by Manulife – Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal, Advancement, McGill University
  • Rising Stars – Natasha Rego, Young Alumni Coordinator, University of New Brunswick; and Alex Farley, Alumni Volunteer Engagement Officer, University of Waterloo
  • TD Fellows in Advancement, supported by CCAE National Partner, TD Insurance Meloche Monnex: Sarah Carthy, Trent University; and Anne-Marie Aguilar, University of Alberta

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CCAE thanks all volunteers
National Volunteer Week: April 23 - 29, 2017

CCAE joins in the celebration of National Volunteer Week by extending a sincere Thank You” to all CCAE volunteers.

If you took part in a CCAE event or program in the past year, you have advancement volunteers to thank for making it a memorable experience. CCAE is grateful for these volunteers’ dedication and commitment to CCAE, and to advancing education.

Review the list of 2016 - 17 CCAE volunteers, and thank a colleague for their contributions to the advancement of the profession.

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